Eye Movement Desensitizing & Reprocessing – EMDR
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an integrative therapy. It enables people to reduce or eliminate the symptoms and distress that often result from a disturbing event or experience. It was widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. However, studies show that, by using EMDR therapy, the mind can heal from psychological trauma in the same way that the body recovers from physical trauma.
The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a traumatic event, the emotional wound can cause intense suffering. Clinicians use a set of detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions. These procedures help clients identify and process past events, remove the blocks and develop the skills and attitudes needed for positive future actions.
Dr. Andrew Huberman, neuroscientist at Stanford University School of Medicine, explains how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can retrain and help your brain heal after trauma.
Dr. DaLene Forester Thacker, PhD. Interviews trauma survivors who have had EMDR treatment.
Austin Texas Police Department uses EMDR to help officers overcome trauma.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of psychological treatment that is effective for a range of problems. Some of these problems include depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. This therapy is focused primarily on helping people move forward in time, emphasizing what is currently going on in their lives rather than delving into what caused or contributed to their difficulties.
CBT empowers individuals to develop more effective coping skills and learn to modify both their thinking and their behavior. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT is an approach that produces real change, relieving client symptoms and leading to significant improvement in day-to-day functioning and quality of life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced based therapy that can be used for a variety of problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks and problematic relationships.
Internal Family Systems – IFS
Internal Family Systems therapy is an evidence-based approach that has been shown to be effective for a variety of conditions and their symptoms. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, and physical health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, as well as improving general functioning and well-being. It is used to treat individuals, couples and families.
IFS therapy identifies and addresses the sub-personalities or families that make up a person’s internal mental system. The therapist will help the client acknowledge their feelings about these suppressed emotions and learn how to release them. This allows the individual to address the actual problem at hand, and ultimately find more positive ways to manage conflicts on their own.
Bruce Hersey, LCSW, narrates this short animated video about Internal Family Systems therapy.
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